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Get Income or Employment Verification for a City Employee

BHR provides employment verification for mortgage applications, reference checks, loan applications, apartment leases, and anything that requires proof of employment.

This form will take 5 minutes to complete. Staff will respond to your request within two (2) business days. Please note, income verifications received after 4:00pm PST will not be processed until the following business day.

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Gather Request and Authorization

In accordance with the Oregon State Law, BHR is only able to provide the following information for employment verification: Dates of employment and position held.

Please note that if you are requesting additional information on behalf of a current or former City employee, you will need a completed authorization from the employee. 

You will need to provide us:

  • Your Name
  • Business Name
  • Business Address and Mailing Address
  • Contact Information
  • Employee Authorization
  • Employee Full Name 
  • Desired Return Date

Request for Employee Information and PSLF Certification 

Employment Verifications Contact Information:

Phone: 503-823-3572

Fax: 503-865-3288


Employee Verification: 3rd party requestors such as a lender or potential landlord may request employee information such as, 

  • Active or Inactive status
  • Job Title/Classification 
  • Employment Dates 
  • Year to date and previous two years wages 

Employee Reference: 3rd party requestor, such as a new employer or education institution, may request employee information such as:

  • Tardiness
  • Attitude 
  • Skills or assets

Employee Records Request: An employee's full record, including the following information:

  • Performance evaluations records
  • Disciplinary actions records
  • Employment history records
  • Driving records 

City employees do not need to submit a release if information for to request their record.

Non-City or 3rd parties must complete the City’s ROI form: City of Portland Release of Information.

Letter of Employment: A letter on BHR letterhead confirming active/inactive status, job title/classification, hourly wage, employment dates.

Personnel Records RequestsRequest a Public Record |

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

BHR Employee Information FAQs

Who can submit an employment verification, employee reference, or Employee Personnel Records? 

What verification information is needed to submit a request?

  • Employee must verify DOB or the last four digits of their SSN only.
  • 3rd Party requests must provide a signed release of information or City of Portland Release of Information form

Send to us by email, fax or phone

During the COVID-19 outbreak the City is prioritizing essential services and shifting support and personnel to support those services as needed. If possible please utilize one of our web service options. 


City Employee Verification

Bureau of Human Resources - Front Desk


Mailing address

1120 sw 5th ave
Room 987
Portland, OR 97204